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Malawian Scientist Remains in 2014 Gist Final Race
Source: Malawi 24
Source Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Malawi
Created: Oct 14, 2014

A Malawian scientist from Chancellor College under physics department, Mixon Faluweki still has a battle in the race of the been shortlisted contestants for this year's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) finals.

Faluweki has been voted for innovating a bicycle charger known as Padoko that allows people who use bicycles for transport to charge their Cell phones, power their radios or MP3 players and also re charging their torches.

The innovation now has been adopted by people in rural areas who use bicycles for transport and especially those people who run Kabaza (bicycle taxi) business.

In review of the voting process, American Association for the Advancement for Science (AAAS) has announced a record of 405,038 votes that contributed to the 2014 GIST Tech-I finalists.

According to the AAAS the top 30 finalists have been selected based on their expert panel scores and their public voting tally.

AAAS has described the two stages that has fifteen members each,top 15 idea stage finalist and top 15 start up stage up finalist, Faluweki been in top 15 idea stage finalist.

Mixon is the only Malawian in the competition hence acting as Malawi's ambassador to the completion.

The top 15 idea stage finalists is as follows

Adwoa Asiedua Boateng, Ghana

Alim Khamitov, Kazakhstan

Cynthia Ndubuisi, Nigeria

Dessy Aliandrina, Indonesia

Eshmuradov Dilmurod, Uzbekistan

Gargy Lahiry, Bangladesh

Onyedikachukwu Igili, Nigeria

Islam Azeddine Mennouchi, Algeria

Jossué Amador Andino, Honduras

Mixon Faluweki, Malawi

Muchu Kaingu, Zambia

Pavel Santos, Dominican Republic

Sartika Kurniali, Indonesia

Sheldon Duncombe, Jamaica

Waleed Jan, Saudi Arabia

All the finalists will progress to the live pitching finals from 20 to 21 November 2014 in Marrakech,Morocco.

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